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Offline Tr33ofLif3

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Deer processing in Western WA
« on: November 25, 2020, 12:00:20 AM »
Does anyone know of a good place/person that can process a deer in Western WA? Preferably King county or near King county.

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Re: Deer processing in Western WA
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2020, 05:40:17 AM »
Kelso's Snohomish

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Re: Deer processing in Western WA
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2020, 05:41:43 AM »
Kelso's Snohomish
yes but has to be de-boned

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Re: Deer processing in Western WA
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2020, 06:38:12 AM »
For years I used a place out by Enumclaw, until my son in Law and I both had issues with the cuts we got and the quantity we got back. Switched to Lind's Custom Meats in Covington. Could not be happier, and their pepperoni is to die for. We now do our own processing, but would recommend them every time!

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Re: Deer processing in Western WA
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2020, 06:53:43 AM »
for what you would pay, get your own vacuum sealer rig and learn yourself... its really not that difficult! i bet someone near you would have a grinder if you needed it too....options include canning meats, again, not that expensive to get into it.
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Re: Deer processing in Western WA
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2020, 06:54:40 AM »
Silvana Meats will take wild game, if they have room.
Before I started doing my own, they were a good option. You have a better chance if it at least quartered, then it doesn't take up a hook space and can be put in bins  :tup:

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Re: Deer processing in Western WA
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2020, 07:25:00 AM »
Del fox or Silvana, used to use kelsos but on multiple occasions have had personal experience and heard from friends of them not giving you your own meat things could have change but have not used them in 6 years


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Re: Deer processing in Western WA
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2020, 07:31:22 AM »
I would never take meat to those two mentioned.  I'm confident that it is an absolute that you get God knows who's meat back. 100% not just your animal.

Really,  it's not hard with YouTube and a knife.  Go for it yourself,  you will ve glad you did.

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Re: Deer processing in Western WA
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2020, 07:38:37 AM »
Linds custom meats in east kent is excellent. 

It must be clean an hair free.    Hair free. 

Did I mention hair free?
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Re: Deer processing in Western WA
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2020, 07:51:21 AM »
No recommendations other than if you take the money you spend paying someone to process your deer and buy some equipment to do it yourself you'll be ahead already. Its rewarding, and you have control of your game meat.

I've heard tons of stories of meat switch issues and witnessed it myself a few years ago at a shop I wont name. ( As far as I know they addressed the problem).

But you never know.

I've added to my butcher shop toys over the years and now have friends that I help process their game.

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Re: Deer processing in Western WA
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2020, 08:17:59 AM »
If I can get a late season deer I thibk ill process it, but I'm going to get the gear to do it myself for next time. Thanks all.

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Re: Deer processing in Western WA
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2020, 08:18:49 AM »
Golden Steer meats is in Bellevue near the Microsoft campus.  I assume/hope they still butcher meat, have used them for elk before.

https://www.cldesign.co/goldensteer/contact.htm

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Re: Deer processing in Western WA
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2020, 10:16:10 AM »
Another vote for Lind's in Kent/Covingtn area.

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Re: Deer processing in Western WA
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2020, 10:37:08 AM »
I'd highly recommend you do it yourself. All it takes is a knife. No it won't look like store bought meat, but it will not have bone debris from a band saw, and you'll know exactly what you have. In my opinion, band saws and venison do not mix. The deer I've cut myself have been delicious. The ones I've tasted from a butcher, not so much. Coincidence? Maybe, but I won't take that chance on my deer.

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Re: Deer processing in Western WA
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2020, 10:43:21 AM »
John Tuss, TNT Meats on Camano Island does a good job and will do as much or as little of the work you want. I have only ever brought him processed meat to be made into sausage though. He does some great smoked sausages which are beyond my capabilities at home. 

As others have said, butchering is a fun rewarding experience. Even if I get the deer solo I can't keep my dad away when it comes to cutting it up.
Really hardly anything more to it than taking it apart the way it was put together and trimming it up.

Youtube will help you learn what to call everything when you are done if you don't already know.

 


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